Time to Doodle 4 Google

Doodle for Google competition open to students


Eric Williams, Graphic Designer

Google is now accepting student submissions for the “Google Doodle,” a graphic that appears on the front page of their search site and is viewed by millions of people each day.

Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the provided form. Parents and teachers can mail the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png or .jpg. 

The contest is open for entries until March 13, 2020 at 8 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The judging criteria is based on artistic merit, creativity and if it matches the theme, which this year, is “kindness.” 

All grades can participate and can win prizes, ranging from new Google wear, to a free trip to California to visit to Google Headquarters, to even scholarship prize money. 

Entries can be disqualified if doodles are not original works, if they contain logos, copyright imagery or offensive imagery, if entrants submit more than one, or if entrants don’t have parents sign the entry form if they are below 18. For more information, check the Google doodle website.

The first ever Google Doodle was created in August 1998, designed by by Google’s founders Larry Page and Seregy Brin. Since then, the Google logo changes to represent holidays and special occasions. Google has now done over 1000 doodles in the past 22 years.